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News Archive for November 2009

JLS help wrap up Channel 4's 3D week Date: 20th November, 2009

X Factor finalists JLS performed three of their singles in a special 3D performance for T4 this weekend. JJ TV, part of the JJ Stereo Group, produced the 3D promos that where used as part of Channel 4's 3D week.

 

Axis Films supplied a stereo technician, two RED cameras and a 3D P+S Mirror rig with Vision3 as stereogrophers. On Sight's HD Lab then provided file-based back-up services and took care of the online using our 3D SGO Mistika edit system, with real-time 3d convergence, geometry and stereo grading tools.

 

Final delivery was a 3-D 30 second…

 
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Live From Abbey Road Date: 19th November, 2009

There’s really no other place quite like Abbey Road, which is why producers Michael Gleason and Peter Van Hooke chose it as the location for their unique TV concept Live From Abbey Road.

Since opening in 1931, EMI’s world-famous Abbey Road Studios have been at the cutting edge of music and technology so its a natural choice of venue for the Channel 4 series, which has now been broadcast in over 27 countries around the world.


Live From Abbey Road features new performances, interviews and revealing behind-the-scenes footage from both old and…

 
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Tenacity on the Tasman premieres Date: 16th November, 2009

The expedition: Rowing solo 18,000 miles around the world in the most hostile marine environment.

 

This amazing documentary from Pendragon Production’s George Olver, is the story of adventurer Olly Hicks, who this year became the first man to row solo from Tasmania to New Zealand.

 

Hicks, 27, already holds the record for the first man to row solo from New York to the UK in 2007, when he received a rapturous welcome, on his arrival in Falmouth.

 

The trip, supported by Google and Virgin, was recorded in high definition using bullet cameras, with footage uploaded…

 
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Axis Films' 3D work nominated for RTS Innovation Award Date: 5th November, 2009

The RTS Innovation Awards aim to recognise outstanding achievement in the development of new technologies in distribution, production and manipulation with Axis Films nominated for an award for their 3D work.


The award categories are designed to highlight the growing interdependence of technology and content, reaching out to new users and new ways of communicating.

Jeff Henry, Chair of the RTS Innovation Awards, said: "The standard this year has been exceptionally high. The shortlist of hopefuls is a testament to the outstanding level of innovative ideas currently within the media industry."

"Technology is constantly evolving and…

 
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On Sight becomes a Patron member of the BSC Date: 2nd November, 2009

Since The British Society of Cinematographer's formation in 1949, its prime objective has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography and On Sight were proud to become a Patron member this month.

 

Their membership, which is by invitation only, comprises of some of the most talented Directors of Photography and Camera Operators in the United Kingdom. It also encompasses many distinguished friends and patrons from the film and television industry.

 

Richard Mills, On Sight's Head of Engineering, has previously spoken at many BSC events including their Film & Digital Camera…

 
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